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New research reveals Canadian UN diplomats uncomfortable with our consistent anti-Palestinian voting record

For the last two decades, Canada, along with the US and a handful of other nations, has consistently voted to shield Israel from criticism at the United Nations. Internal Global Affairs documents reveal that our own diplomats at the UN were concerned that our pro-Israel votes were hurting our international reputation. But they were consistently over-ruled by higher ups in Global Affairs and the Prime Minister’s office. Why? See our interview with lead author Michael Bueckert. …

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CIJA ATTEMPTS TO PROTECT ISRAEL BY LAUNCHING COUNTER-ATTACK AGAINST NDP’S SINGH

Two weeks ago NDP leader Jagmeet Singh sent out a letter urging the Canadian government to take 13 sensible steps to defend the human rights of Palestinians. It seems to have upset the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs which launched an all out attack on Singh, claiming his support of human rights doesn’t promote “peace”. But without human rights, how can there be peace? Read more.

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Israeli police break into offices of Palestinian human rights organizations, seizing or destroying documents. UN and many European countries strongly object. Canada remains mum

A screen grab of Israeli police breaking into the offices of the Palestinian Union of Agricultural Workers in Ramallah, West Bank, seizing equipment. Police also raided the offices of 5 other human rights organizations which they claimed were fronts for “terrorism”. This accusation was first laid 6 months ago by the Israeli government. Subsequent investigation by European countries concluded the allegations were “unconvincing”. Canada has looked the other way. It continues to do so…. Read more.

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Is “anti-Palestinian racism” a real thing? A report by the Arab Canadian Lawyers’ Association explores the issue

High school students in Ottawa protested last May against a school board policy which officially “supports multiculturalism”, but won’t allow expressions of Palestinian identity in schools as “too political”. The Arab Canadian Lawyers’ Association calls this anti-Palestinian racism,“a form of anti-Arab racism that silences, excludes, erases, stereotypes, defames or dehumanizes Palestinians or their narratives“. Watch my interview with ACLA Chair Dania Majid….

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Pressure mounts for Canada to endorse International Criminal Court investigation of murder of Palestinian journalist

Alberta's only non-Conservative MP in a 'difficult place' balancing  provincial and federal interests | The Star

Minister, I ask your government to support the request to refer this case to the ICC,” wrote NDP foreign affairs critic Heather Macpherson in a letter to Global Affairs minister Melanie Joly. “We can not and should not rely on the Israeli military to investigate itself.” Read more….

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